Cysts

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A sebaceous cyst, also known as an epidermoid or pilar cyst, is a small lump or sac under the skin, sometimes accompanied by an unpleasant odor. Though they can occur virtually anywhere on the body, the most common locations for sebaceous cysts are the neck, face, and back. Cysts can develop for any number of reasons, but the most common causes are clogged pores, swollen hair follicles, blocked glands, or trauma to the skin. Some individuals may be genetically prone to them. Cysts are abnormal, closed sac-like structures within a tissue that contain a liquid, gaseous, or semisolid substance. Cysts can be treated in many different ways including:

  • Punch biopsy
  • Antibiotics
  • Draining
  • Laser removal
  • Injection of cortisone

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3570 West 9000 South, Suite 220 West Jordan, UT 84088

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Our Regular Schedule

Jordan Valley Dermatology

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

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